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Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival

Date
Sep 20 2019 - Sep 29 2019
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Centre Park House, Centre Park Road, Cork City, Cork,

Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival, presented by the Circus Factory Cork, returns for its third instalment 20-29th Sept, bringing with it new and exciting Circus acts, Street Performances, Aerial arts, Comedy, and workshops, for all ages.

Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival, presented by the Circus Factory Cork, returns for its third instalment 20-29th September, bringing with it new and exciting Circus acts, Street Performances, Aerial arts, Comedy, and workshops, for all ages.

The theme of the 2019 edition is Exquisite Corpse; a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled to create a new image, text or form. Festivals are a time for artists to come together, share, create and collaborate, and Pitch'd Circus Arts festival will see multiple new forms, connections, and ideas, come to life in this exciting eclectic 10 day programme

Festival action kicks off on Friday 20th September, Culture Night, where Dare Devil acts will take over Skiddy's Plaza, North Main St, a Teen Circus Disco takes to the streets, followed by Inferno Fire Performers who light up the Coal Quay with their exhilarating show, Fire Storm, from 10pm.

Headliners include Lucy Hopkins who will bring her award winning contemporary clown show, Le Foulard, to St Peters, North Main Street, on Saturday 21st as part of an afternoon of free circus and contemporary clown shows suitable for all ages.

Other main events include: Darragh McLoughlin's third feature performance, Stick Man - an encounter between Man, Stick and TV. Man and Stick engage in various improbable feats of balance which transform the body into a variety of different images.

Break out the popcorn for the festival movie night with Bathroom - The Movie, a feature length dystopian sci-fi lo-fi circus comedy movie, directed by and featuring Ken Fanning and Angelique Ross.
And, the pièce de résistance, featuring a top class line up of Irish and international performers, come and experience high level acts in Contemporary Circus plus just-as much-fun comedy, music, burlesque, and more, at the annual Pitch'd Gala Cabaret on Saturday 28th September.

Circus Masterclasses will also feature during the week with further intensives available with Lucy Hopkins, and have your world turned upside down in the Aerial Masterclasses with guests Simon Wood, Kathleen Doherty, Alexandre Duarte!

The programme also features two special commissioned shows at Circus Factory: Time or Place - taking place on the eve of Saturday 22nd - is a site specific performance, developed as part of a collaborative process with a selection of circus, physical theatre, and music performers. Creative training and engagement will be led by Elaine McCague and Jonah McGreevy from the award-winning modern Circus company, Loosysmokes, music direction by Caoilian Sherlock (The Shaker Hymn) and Elaine Howley (The Altered Hours), with artistic direction by Festival Director Cormac Mohally (Lords of Strut).

Festival action will be closed out with a Circus Factory community show, Exquisite Corpse, devised by Circus Factory members and directed by Noelle O Regan on Sunday 29th September.

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